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ERIC Number: EJ871015
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1363-2434
Work, Learning and Professional Practice: The Role of Leadership Apprenticeships
Earley, Peter
School Leadership & Management, v29 n3 p307-320 Jul 2009
How leaders learn to become leaders has been an area of much research. When asked what were the key experiences in learning leadership, leaders often speak of the importance of "on-the-job" experiences, yet these experiences are rarely fully detailed in the research literature. The importance of "apprenticeships" and being attached to institutions for periods of time for learning and development purposes is well known and occurs in a number of occupations from beginning teachers to trades people. This paper investigates "on-the-job" development experiences with particular reference to what are termed "leadership apprenticeships" or internships. Drawing on a recently completed evaluation of an innovative fast track leadership development programme called "Future Leaders", the role and value for learning and professional practice of a year's residency in a host school, working with and for an effective headteacher, is investigated.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom